Higham Writers present a selection of amusing and spooky readings, surprising anecdotes, stories and sketches at Shorne Village Hall for their Ninth Annual Showcase.
An innovative new collaboration between Ideas Test, Swale CVS and ourselves is set to help teenagers in Swale boost their wellbeing.
Ideas Test and Swale CVS is offering an exciting programme of free taster sessions and workshops through autumn as part of Kent County Council’s Six Ways to Wellbeing campaign. The events will explore how getting involved with something creative can improve health and wellbeing. If you’re a young person (age 13-19 or 25 SEN) and live in Swale, this is your chance to have fun with poetry and spoken word, both writing and performing.
The Travelling Talesman returns to Medway on the 1st November from 7:30pm, after his wonderfully successful appearance at the Good Intent this May. He will be telling dark tales of wizards and witches, spells and enchantment in the atmospheric Fort Amherst Gatehouse.
The Rochester Literature Festival is proud to present its second annual festival, Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know.
We’re delighted to be opening this year with an hilarious and heart-warming one woman show with actress Sunny Ormonde – the outrageous Lilian Bellamy from BBC Radio 4’s The Archers, the world’s longest running soap.
Enjoy poetry and story telling in the informal and chilled environment of some of Rochester High Street’s cosiest cafes.
We have decided that the site specific theatre event was not quite ready to run on the 4th October and have decided to postpone it.
In its place we will be running a Creative Retreat in the Bishop’s House and would like to invite writers, poets, artists and other creatives to join us. Bishopscourt is a wonderfully inspiring place offering all sorts of spaces to write, draw and collaborate. (No messy work though!)
Perhaps you would like to rehearse a short play in the crypt; write that novel in the drawing room or contemplate poetry in the magnificent gardens.
This event will be run on a ‘pay what you think its worth’ basis with no need to book. Join us for a day of creativity and fun. Email rochesterlitfest@gmail or call 07904 643770 to let us know if you’re coming along, just so we can keep an eye on numbers.
To book tickets please visit the Eventbrite page here.
A mad mix of the unusual and quirky is in order for the finale for this year’s festival.
It was Lady Caroline Lamb who gave Byron the lasting epitaph of Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know, and we know our line up for this final event will not disappoint.
17Percent presents an evening of new plays for the Rochester Literature Festival.
We are delighted to bring comic storyteller Phil Kay to Rochester as part of his Wholly Viable Tour. The legendary comedian has appeared on QI and Russell Howard’s Good News, and been a guest at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last 25 years.
The Rochester Literature Festival welcomes author Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, whose début novel ‘While No One Was Watching’, was published last year.
Debut author Angela Buckley joins us to fascinate you with insights about The Real Sherlock Holmes – Detective Jerome Caminada, whose methodologies mimicked Conan Doyle’s genius.